Good Morning! Today, Jacob deGrom will get the ball at 4 p.m. to face the Marlins. Last night, Corey Oswalt struggled after starting on short notice. Oswalt pitched because deGrom had a family matter to address.
Speaking of deGrom…
Latest Mets News
Brian Cashman held a press conference where he said he has spoken to his “good friend,” Omar Minaya, about a trade. Cashman mentioned dangling Clint Frazier in the same presser. He also said the teams spoke before Sandy Alderson went away from the team.
I think it’s clear that he wants deGrom and he is willing to forgo the Yankees-Mets tension (see last year with Bruce, Walker and Duda) to make the deal. Last time he made a trade with a good friend, he got Giancarlo Stanton.
Zack Wheeler has been drawing some trade interest per James Wagner of the New York Times. Wheeler is throwing 99 and has been as good as ever. I think the Mets will look long and hard at moving him especially since his contract is up next year.
Latest MLB News
Baseball Prospectus writes about the Athletics and Moneyball.
The NY Times writes that the Yankees and Angels are the only two teams never to hold a pride event.
Chris Cotillo reports that Triston Casas will undergo thumb surgery and miss the rest of 2018. He was their first round pick.
Latest NL East News
Gabriel Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes about the Braves grueling 10 game stretch.
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This Day in Mets History
2000: Mike Piazza hits a three-run homer to cap a 10-run inning for the Mets against the Braves.